Tribune Editorial: Laborers help make this country great
hile the date and place is known, the person who first came up with the idea of Labor Day is still uncertain.
It was either a McGuire or a Maguire.
For a long time, Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, got the credit, according to the U.S. Labor Department's Web page on the history of the holiday.
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